Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Secret to Their 15-Year Marriage Comes Down to This One Thing

Hint: It’s a room in their house

Updated 12/08/17

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After 15 years of marriage, favorite ’90s couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are truly experts in knowing how to make a marriage last.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star recently opened up about what it takes to make her marriage work, and her answer is surprisingly simple: separate bathrooms.

“I feel like there are certain things that should just be kept your own, and they never need to know,” she said.

The 40-year-old actress added that, in addition to separate bathrooms, it’s important for couples to have their own lives and spaces even when living together.

“Also, maybe, possibly, a separate shopping credit card or, if you are a guy, maybe a separate gaming card, so I don’t have to see how much video games cost,” Gellar added.

This isn’t the first time the couple has opened up about their successful marriage. Last year, Gellar told People that another important aspect of maintaining a healthy marriage is cutting out quality time for each other, even when life gets busy.

“Make the most of the moments you have,” Gellar said. “Take the 10 minutes; put the phone down. Have a cup of coffee together. Walk the dog at the end of the night. Read a story with your kids,” suggests the star. “Make the most of the time that you have. We are all pulled in so many directions, so make sure that, whichever one you are focusing on, you’re present.”

The iconic couple met on the 1997 set of I Know What You Did Last Summer and became arguably the hottest couple of the late 1990s/early 2000s. The pair tied the knot in a bohemian beach wedding in Mexico back in 2002 and celebrated their 15-year anniversary in early September.

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